5 – 14 March 2020
SPINE Festival is for children, young people and families and takes place each year in libraries situated at the heart of London’s communities.
Now in its sixth year, the theme for 2020’s festival is Our World. Through a varied programme, SPINE Festival will creatively explore the environment and climate change, inspiring and empowering children and young people across London to take action and change the world.
The free programme of spoken word and arts activities features Artists in Residence specially commissioned to develop work in five boroughs, Telling Tales – a series of creative writing workshops, innovative theatre shows and hands on workshops, and Open House, a project in which participants from refugee communities creatively explore language through culture.
Libraries are creative spaces at the heart of London communities. They are free and open to all, and a great way to engage with and experience art and culture. Get involved!
SPINE Festival 2020 will take place in the following London boroughs:
Wandsworth ● Bexley ● Bromley ● Islington ● Lewisham ● Westminster ● Kensington and Chelsea ● Merton ● Greenwich ● Brent ● Newham ● Croydon ● Southwark ● Hammersmith and Fulham ● Tower Hamlets ● Ealing ● Sutton
The following London libraries will host SPINE Festival events:
Balham Children’s Library ● Bexleyheath Central Library ● Bromley Central Library ● Islington West Library ● Lewis Carroll Children’s Library ● Deptford Library ● Lewisham Library ● Paddington Children’s Library ● Kensington Central Library ● Merton ● Woolwich Centre Library ● Kingsbury Library ● Ealing Road Library ● Harlesden Library ● Kilburn Library ● The Library at Willesden Green ● Wembley Library ● Plaistow Library ● Croydon Central Library ● Canada Water Library ● Dulwich Library ● Hammersmith Library ● Idea Store Bow ● Acton Townhall Library ● Sutton Library
Listed on this website are all the SPINE Festival events which are open to the public. You can also find out more about the Artists in Residence programme in Brent, Westminster, Greenwich, Islington and Wandsworth. Just click on the links below.
SPINE Festival also offers a host of activities specifically for local school and community groups, all of which are booked directly by the libraries.
Produced by Apples and Snakes in partnership with library authorities across London.